I'm thinking of buying one of the cheap continuous lighting kits, specifically with softboxes or shoot-through umbrellas.
I'm experienced with strobes, but I only used to use the professional grade ones in rented studios and I can never afford to buy those things for myself (and I wouldn't want to buy cheap ones with 5-7secs recycle times). I also thought I can use the continuous lights for video!
My question is, how much power do I need, to get decent (portrait) exposure with my camera set to say, f6.3, 1/80, ISO400 ? Or to be ambitious, f8, 1/125, ISO200?
Would a 5x45w CFL head, through an umbrella/softbox cut it?